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Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 32 in attack on Afghan police

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The death toll in an ongoing suicide and gun attack on a police training centre in a southeast Afghan city has risen to …

US-backed forces take Raqa hospital from IS holdouts

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US-backed forces said Tuesday they had retaken the main hospital in Syria's Raqa from the Islamic State group, leaving …

At least 29 killed in central Nigeria violence

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At least 29 people were killed in a new flare-up of violence in central Nigeria targeting people sheltered in a primary …

Suicide bombers, gunmen kill 15 in attack on Afghan police trainees

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An ongoing suicide and gun attack on a police training centre in a southeast Afghan city has killed at least 15 people …

Death toll from US drone strike in Pakistan rises to 26: officials

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The death toll from a US drone attack on a compound used by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network has risen to 26, …

Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Afghan police training centre: officials

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Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack on a police training centre in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday in the …

Airbus to enter into partnership with Canada's Bombardier

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In the face of a bitter trade dispute with Boeing, Airbus announced it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's …

Who are the Haqqanis, Afghanistan's most feared insurgents?

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The rescue of an abducted US-Canadian family in Pakistan last week has spotlighted their captors the Haqqani network, …

Maltese blogger who accused government of corruption killed by car bomb

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Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent Maltese journalist and blogger who made repeated and detailed corruption allegations …

Migration fears top Czech campaign despite few refugees

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Migrants wearing burkas and hijabs attack a Czech pensioner, kick over her walker and dash into a building with a sign …

Senior separatists held as Madrid piles pressure on Catalonia

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A Spanish court has ordered two powerful Catalan separatists to be detained, threatening a further escalation of the …

Italy among play-off hopefuls waiting to learn World Cup fate

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Italy will learn their World Cup play-off fate on Tuesday as the four-time winners join seven other European countries …

Camp Nou reopens amid political confusion in Catalonia

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For the first time since playing to an empty stadium in protest at a violent crackdown of an independence referendum in …

Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media

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Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, …

United, Chelsea aim to stamp Champions League authority

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Jose Mourinho's Manchester United will be looking to maintain their robust start to their Champions League campaign when …

Neutron star smashup 'transforms' our understanding of Universe

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For the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy far …

Elton John to end Vegas residency

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Elton John, one of the major musical draws to Las Vegas, will end his residency at Caesar's Palace next year, the casino …

Netflix adds 5 mn subscribers, doubles profit

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Netflix said Monday it added some five million new subscribers over the past three months as profits doubled, in a …

Florida declares emergency over white supremacist event

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Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in northern Florida ahead of a speech by white supremacist …

Mahrez snatches draw for struggling Leicester City

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Riyad Mahrez's first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was …

Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain

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At least 36 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers …

Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk governor's office in push against Kurds

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Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor's office, key military sites and an oil field on Monday as they swept across the …

Mahrez snatches Premier League draw for struggling Leicester City

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Riyad Mahrez's first Premier League goal of the season secured Leicester a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday but it was …

Weinstein Company says in talks to sell movie studio

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The Weinstein Company announced Monday that Colony Capital had agreed to provide the scandal-plagued studio with …

IS fighters stage last stand as Raqa capture nears

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US-backed fighters battled hundreds of Islamic State group jihadists holed up in the last pockets of Syria's Raqa, as …

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

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Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon …

Spain gives Catalans three days to drop independence bid

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Madrid on Monday warned Catalonia's separatist leader that he has only three days left to "return to legality" after he …

'Total termination' of Iran nuclear deal possible: Trump

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US President Donald Trump said Monday that a "total termination" of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after …

Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

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Desperate Somalis searched for news of missing loved-ones on Monday, after a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu killed at …

North Korea tells UN will not negotiate with a 'hostile' US

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North Korea on Monday told the United Nations that it will never negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless …

Austria far-right eyes power in 'whizz-kid' government

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Austria's far-right looked set Monday for a possible return to power in a coalition with conservative "whizz-kid" …

Wildfires kill 34 in Portugal and Spain

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At least 31 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers …

Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe

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Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, cataclysmic events now known to …

Neutron star smash-up the 'discovery of a lifetime'

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"Truly a eureka moment", "Everything I ever hoped for", "A dream come true" -- Normally restrained scientists reached …

Iraqi forces drive back Kurdish fighters in independence standoff

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Iraqi forces seized a key military base, an airport and an oil field from Kurdish fighters Monday in disputed Kirkuk …

30 killed as wildfires rage in Portugal and Spain

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At least 27 people have died in fires which have ravaged forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 …

Ed Sheeran Asia tour dates in doubt after cycling injury

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Award-winning British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran said Monday that some upcoming shows could be cancelled after he …

Iraqi forces seize territory from Kurds in independence dispute

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Iraqi forces seized a key military base, an airport and an oil field from Kurdish fighters Monday in disputed Kirkuk …

Spain gives final call for Catalan independence decision

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Madrid on Monday gave Catalonia's separatist leader three more days to "return to legality" after he refused to say …

'Toughest fighting yet' to oust IS from Syria's Raqa

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The US-backed force fighting to oust the Islamic State group from its former Syrian stronghold Raqa said Monday it was …

IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines: govt

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The head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, who figures on the US "most wanted terrorists" list, was killed …

Thousands respond 'me too' to actress's Twitter prompt on sexual abuse

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Actress Alyssa Milano has sparked a huge outpouring with a simple Twitter request that women respond "me too" if they …

Catalan leader stalls on independence drive

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Catalonia's separatist leader on Monday refused to say whether he had declared independence from Spain, calling for an …

Panic as cabin pressure drops on AirAsia plane from Australia

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Passengers recounted their panic Monday after a sudden loss of pressure on their AirAsia flight caused oxygen masks to …

Ireland closes schools as major storm approaches

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Schools were closed Monday as Ireland braced for an "unprecedented storm", with authorities warning that violent winds, …

Ten drown as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh, 12,000 more arrive

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At least 10 people drowned and dozens more are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh sank on …

US-backed forces in toughest Raqa fighting yet: spokeswoman

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The US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance fighting to wrest the Syrian city of Raqa from the Islamic State group was engaged …

Nine killed in Spain, Portugal as wildfires fanned by hurricane

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Six people have been killed in Portugal as the country was hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have …

Kaepernick files grievance claiming NFL owners collusion: report

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, an NFL free agent who last year began the kneeling protest …

Somalia's 'deadliest attack ever' kills 276, injures 300

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At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district …

Ireland closes schools as rare hurricane approaches

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Ireland has ordered all schools to close Monday as the country braces for an "unprecedented storm" with the arrival of …

Drive for giant new marine sanctuary in Antarctica

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Australia and France kick off a fresh push Monday to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping …

Clashes between Iraqi, Kurdish troops close to Kirkuk city

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchanged artillery fire early Monday south of the city of Kirkuk, after central government …

Top Philippine Islamist militant Hapilon killed: defence chief

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Leading Islamist militant Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the United States' list of "most wanted terrorists", has been …

Six killed in Spain, Portugal as wildfires fanned by hurricane

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Three people have been killed in Portugal as the country is hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have …

Australian model latest to accuse Weinstein of harassment

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An Australian model said she was "played" by Harvey Weinstein and his colleagues who engineered a hotel room meeting …

'Eternal flame' from Tokyo 64 Olympics went out 4 years ago: officials

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A flame from the 1964 Tokyo Olympic torch that was supposed to be kept alight eternally actually went out four years …

Maduro claims 'emphatic victory' in Venezuela polls

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro hailed his socialist government's "emphatic victory" in closely watched regional …

'It's war' - Warner to work up 'hatred' for tourists at Ashes

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Australian batsman David Warner says playing England is "war" and he plans to work up "hatred" for the tourists for …

Government wins landslide in Venezuela state elections

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The socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro won a landslide 17 out of 23 states in Venezuela's regional …

Three dead as Hurricane Ophelia fans wildfires in Spain

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Wildfires whipped by strong wind gusts spawned by Hurricane Ophelia burned across northwestern Spain on Sunday, leaving …

Gulf widens between Washington and UN partners

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US President Donald Trump's decision not to recognize Iran's compliance with a landmark nuclear deal is set to …

Ai Weiwei on art, exile and refugee film 'Human Flow'

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In the most tender moments of "Human Flow," Ai Weiwei's epic documentary on the worldwide migrant crisis, he is seen …

Woody Allen 'sad' for Weinstein over abuse allegations

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Woody Allen feels "sad" for Harvey Weinstein over abuse allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, telling the BBC …

Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Trump tape

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Hillary Clinton Monday accused WikiLeaks of working with Russia to deflect attention away from an infamous tape of …

Two dead in Spain wildfires

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Wildfires whipped by strong wind gusts spawned by Hurricane Ophelia burned across northwestern Spain on Sunday, leaving …

Venezuelans vote in crucial regional elections

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Millions of Venezuelans voted peacefully in regional elections on Sunday following months of violent protests earlier …

Kane's Champions League rise faces Real acid test

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Harry Kane is an admitted follower of Cristiano Ronaldo's stratospheric stats as he pursues the Portuguese's status as …

France will expel illegal immigrants who commit crime: Macron

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Illegal immigrants who commit crimes in France will face deportation, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday, in an …

Austrian 'whizz-kid' in election triumph

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Austria's political "whizz-kid" Sebastian Kurz was on course Sunday to become Europe's youngest leader, potentially in …

France to strip Weinstein of Legion d'Honneur: Macron

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France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d'Honneur, President …

Mogadishu reels as truck bomb toll hits 137

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The death toll from a massive weekend truck bomb in a busy shopping district of Mogadishu surged to at least 137, police …

Catalan leader pressured as independence deadline looms

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Pressure mounted on Catalonia's leader Sunday ahead of a Madrid-imposed deadline to decide whether to defy international …

Merkel in poll setback before tough coalition talks

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Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives lost a closely-watched state poll Sunday, weakening her hand as she embarks on …

Kyrgyz leader's chosen successor wins presidential vote

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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev's chosen successor Sooronbai Jeenbekov won a presidential election on Sunday, …

Liberia's Weah, Boakai face presidential runoff next month

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Former international footballer George Weah and Liberia's Vice President Joseph Boakai will face a runoff for the …

George Weah: from football pitch to presidential palace?

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George Weah, 51, emerged from Liberia's slums to become a superstar footballer in the 1990s, and has leveraged his …

Austria's conservative 'whizz-kid' in election triumph

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Austria's political "whizz-kid" Sebastian Kurz was on course Sunday to become Europe's youngest leader, potentially in …

Rooney rides to Everton's rescue, Gabbiadini saves Saints

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Wayne Rooney came to Ronald Koeman's rescue as the Everton striker's last-gasp penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Brighton, …

Iran move won't weaken US hand with N.Korea: Tillerson

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Sunday denied that Donald Trump's threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal had …

Rare north Atlantic hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

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Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the …

Austrian 'whizz-kid' projected to triumph in election

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Austria's political "whizz-kid" Sebastian Kurz, 31, looked on course Sunday to become Europe's youngest leader, likely …

The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

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The massive weekend truck bombing which killed at least 137 people in Mogadishu is the deadliest in conflict-riven …

'Most' Fed members see rising inflation in 2018: Yellen

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The majority of policymakers at the US central bank believe US price pressures will rise in 2018 despite recent …

Trump and the dismantling of Obama's legacy

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Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an …

'Final phase' of battle for Raqa as civilians flee under deal

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US-backed forces announced Sunday the "final phase" of the battle to retake Syria's Raqa, after the city was evacuated …

Catalan leader under cosh as independence deadline looms

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Pressure was mounting Sunday on Catalonia's leader ahead of a Madrid-imposed deadline to decide whether to defy …

Hustler publisher offers $10 million for dirt on Trump

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Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt offered $10 million Sunday for dirt to help remove from office US President …

Merkel faces test in state vote before tough coalition talks

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a regional vote test Sunday, after winning a fourth term with a disappointing …

Mogadishu reels after huge bombing as toll set to rise over 20

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The death toll from a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu that killed at least 20 people looked set to rise on Sunday as …

Taliban reject rape, murder claims of freed Canadian hostage

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The Taliban on Sunday rejected claims by freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle that his kidnappers had killed his child …

'Final phase' of battle for Raqa as IS fighters leave

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US-backed forces announced the "final phase" of the battle to retake Syria's Raqa on Sunday, after a group of foreign …

US-backed force announces 'final phase' of Raqa battle

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Sunday announced the "final phase" of the battle to capture Raqa, once the …

Austria set to elect EU's youngest leader in rightwing push

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Austrians were voting Sunday in a watershed election tipped to see conservative Sebastian Kurz, 31, become the EU's …

Dovizioso wins Japan thriller to cut Marquez lead

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Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso stunned world champion Marc Marquez on the final lap to win a rain-soaked Japanese Grand Prix …

Bomb kills four Pakistani troops searching for kidnappers

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A bomb Sunday killed four Pakistani soldiers as they searched for militants linked to the kidnapping of a US-Canadian …

Some IS foreign fighters have left Raqa under deal: local official

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Some foreign Islamic State group fighters have left the one-time jihadist bastion of Raqa in Syria under a deal as the …

Dovizioso wins last-lap thriller to cut Marquez MotoGP lead

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Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso stunned world champion Marc Marquez to win a pulsating Japanese Grand Prix and blow the MotoGP …

Freed hostage says Taliban faction murdered his baby, raped wife

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Freed hostage Joshua Boyle has told public broadcaster CBC his children are exploring their new home in Canada but are …

Charlo KOs Lubin to retain WBC crown

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Jermell Charlo claimed bragging rights in the 154-pound division on Saturday with a stunning first-round knockout of …

Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff in oil-rich Kirkuk

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Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil-rich province of …

Dodgers draw first blood in Cubs MLB rematch

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Yasiel Puig homered and drove in another as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the World Series champion Chicago …